Usage examples for efface

  1. St Paul would have Gentile and Jewish believers everywhere forget their differences, efface their party lines, and merge their independence in the oneness of the all- embracing and all- perfecting Church of Jesus Christ, God's habitation in the Spirit. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  2. Pious love shall renew their inscriptions as time and the unfeeling elements efface them. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  3. But her mind was so intent upon the subject, that the thought even of sleeping in her new room could not efface it. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  4. This is true; but a short war will do much to efface recent and merely personal memorials. – Biographical Essays by Thomas de Quincey
  5. But if the reader will closely follow what this writer will set down in subsequent chapters of this work, he will find the reasons why there was and still is a bond of sympathy between the two races at the South,- a bond that the institution of slavery with all its horrors could not destroy, the Rebellion could not wipe out, Reconstruction could not efface, and subsequent events have not been able to change. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  6. Eternity will not efface The record dear of time that's past; Thy memory sweet we still embrace, And will as long as life shall last! – The Old Hanging Fork and Other Poems by George W. Doneghy
  7. Paul now refused to efface himself any longer. – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  8. They asked me to efface myself, to court oblivion, to hide behind the wardrobe. – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  9. 3. Efface as much as possible the bad impression produced on the mind, because calumny always produces such. – Fraternal Charity by Rev. Father Valuy
  10. This shewed no great merit in him, for, as has been said, the men who had made the first attack, and the republicans who opposed it, were carried into the town by the impulse of the men behind them; but still he had endeavoured to do what he could to efface the ineffable disgrace which he felt must now attach to him in the opinion of M. de Lescure. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  11. The strain of true grandeur at the heart of the man, which all that was superficial could not efface, had asserted itself in this season of anguish. –  by
  12. Noticing that I am hurt and wishing to efface the disagreeable impression, Katya says: " Let us go; come this way." – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  13. He was thoughtful and tactful and knew how to efface himself. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  14. She was expected to be silent, to efface herself before her elders, to have no views but their views, and no wishes that went beyond theirs. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  15. The Old Hebrew warns again: " If thou give ear to her honeyed phrases, my son, curses will alight on thee which no tears that thou may'st weep will ever efface." – A Second Book of Operas by Henry Edward Krehbiel
  16. With a figure which was insignificant, and a countenance which was repulsive, he had hoped to efface the impression made upon Elizabeth's imagination by the handsomest man in Europe. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. It was an interesting spectacle to see four able- bodied sinners, who yesterday had given themselves to the study of Nature, now kneeling together, to efface their penalty in our waters of Lethe; but you must remember that they made no moan before the boys, and no complaint against the master. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  18. Don Diego; " all I can tell thee is that I have seen him act the acts of the greatest madman in the world, and heard him make observations so sensible that they efface and undo all he does; do thou talk to him and feel the pulse of his wits, and as thou art shrewd, form the most reasonable conclusion thou canst as to his wisdom or folly; though, to tell the truth, I am more inclined to take him to be mad than sane." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  19. It is only when he descends and approaches a certain occasion and sets a scene with due circumspection- rarely and a trifle awkwardly, as we saw- that he can for the time being efface the thought of his active part in the affair. – The Craft of Fiction by Percy Lubbock